Directly Observed Therapy

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7/21/2021 Cost-effectiveness of artificial intelligence monitoring for active tuberculosis treatment: A modeling study plos.org by Jonathan Salcedo, Monica Rosales, Jeniffer S. Kim, Daisy Nuno, Sze-chuan Suen, Alicia H. ChangBackground Tuberculosis (TB) incidence in Los Angeles County, California, USA (5.7 per 100,000) is significantly higher than the U.S. national average (2.9 per 100,000). Directly observed therapy (DOT) is the preferred strategy for active TB treatment but requires substantial resources. We partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) to evaluate ...
7/19/2021 Treatment Outcomes and Associated Factors in Tuberculosis Patients at Atwima Nwabiagya District, Ashanti Region, Ghana: A Ten-Year Retrospective Study hindawi.com ... The study was conducted to determine factors associated with TB treatment outcome, in the Atwima Nwabiagya District from 2007–2017. Method. A Retrospective review of routine/standard TB registers was carried out in five directly observed therapy short-course (DOTS) centres at the Atwima Nwabiagya District from January 2007 to December 2017. Demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, and treatment outcomes were assessed. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression was conducted to determine ...
5/6/2021 The Ridgway Record ridgwayrecord.com ... has been deployed by customers ranging from public health departments combating tuberculosis outbreaks, to hospitals supporting transplant recipients on complex immunosuppressive regimens, to health plans supporting diabetes and asthma members. emocha's approach, combining video Directly Observed Therapy with integrated human engagement and support, is clinically validated to achieve up to 98% adherence.In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, emocha's team rapidly adapted the platform to assist public health departments ...
5/6/2021 emocha Health Wins 2021 MedTech Breakthrough Award tmcnet.com ... has been deployed by customers ranging from public health departments combating tuberculosis outbreaks, to hospitals supporting transplant recipients on complex immunosuppressive regimens, to health plans supporting diabetes and asthma members. emocha's approach, combining video Directly Observed Therapy with integrated human engagement and support, is clinically validated to achieve up to 98% adherence.In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, emocha's team rapidly adapted the platform to assist public health departments ...
5/6/2021 marylandlatinonews marylandlatinonews.com ... has been deployed by customers ranging from public health departments combating tuberculosis outbreaks, to hospitals supporting transplant recipients on complex immunosuppressive regimens, to health plans supporting diabetes and asthma members. emocha's approach, combining video Directly Observed Therapy with integrated human engagement and support, is clinically validated to achieve up to 98% adherence.In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, emocha's team rapidly adapted the platform to assist public health departments ...
5/6/2021 emocha Health Wins 2021 MedTech Breakthrough Award tmcnet.com ... has been deployed by customers ranging from public health departments combating tuberculosis outbreaks, to hospitals supporting transplant recipients on complex immunosuppressive regimens, to health plans supporting diabetes and asthma members. emocha's approach, combining video Directly Observed Therapy with integrated human engagement and support, is clinically validated to achieve up to 98% adherence.In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, emocha's team rapidly adapted the platform to assist public health departments ...
4/16/2021 Q&A: Diagnosing new HCV infections more challenging during COVID-19 pandemic healio.com ... have also had to pause research due to lockdowns and travel restrictions and re-think ways of delivering care with minimal in-person contact. For example, one of the strategies we’re investigating was directly observed therapy of direct-acting antivirals coupled with medication for opioid use disorder but this is no longer feasible (at least currently) in a safe way and so we are transitioning to field-based delivery ...
3/23/2021 emocha Announces Results from video Directly Observed Therapy Study with Alameda County, California's TB Program PR Newswire ... to support its patients since 2017. Last week, a team presented results from this partnership at the 25th Annual Conference of The Union- North America , providing data on the reach and effectiveness of video Directly Observed Therapy (video DOT) for TB treatment in an urban public health department setting.The Alameda County Health Department implemented video DOT, beginning with a pilot in 2017, to increase flexibility and meet patient-specific ...
1/27/2021 New Project Trains mHealth on Medication Adherence for Transplant Patients mHealth Intelligence ... funded by a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Diabetes and Digestives and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The study will evaluate whether care providers can use video-based Directly Observed Therapy to ensure that kidney and liver transplant patients are taking their medications when they should.The project is being coordinated by emocha Health, a Baltimore-based digital health company spun out of Johns ...
12/4/2020 Two HCV treatment models effective in people who inject drugs healio.com ... with HCV can be effectively treated with direct-acting antivirals , but the best models for care have not been fully studied. Researchers compared the effectiveness of two treatment models, patient navigation (PN) and modified directly observed therapy (mDOT), delivered in opioid treatment programs (OTPs) and community-based clinics (CBCs) in the HERO study.“Definitions of active PWID in large, prospective trials have varied from having ever injected drugs to injecting ...
12/4/2020 Study proves phone app helps asthma patients wmar2news.com ... the Emocha app.Elajah Smithwick-Bey, 9, was one of them. She said, "it’s easier for me to remember to do it when I have the app."The study focused on showing that directly observed therapy can be done remotely."In health care you need evidence in order to take a great idea and prove that it actually has benefit for children. In some cases you have to prove ...
11/19/2020 HPE eHealth Centers provide free tuberculosis screening services to over 50,000 patients in India eletsonline.com Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that it has provided free tuberculosis (TB) screening services to more than 50,000 patients, as at November 2020, through its nine eHealth Centers (eHCs) located across Assam, Chandigarh, and Uttar Pradesh. Last year, in support of the government’s target to make India TB-free by 2025, HPE signed the TB pledge with USAID to utilize its network of eHealth Centers to screen 50,000 ...
11/18/2020 HPE eHealth Centers provide free tuberculosis screening services to over 50,000 patients in India hpe.com This initiative is in line with the TB pledge HPE signed last year with USAID in support of the government’s target to make India TB-free by 2025Bengaluru, November 18, 2020 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that it has provided free tuberculosis (TB) screening services to more than 50,000 patients, as at November 2020, through its nine eHealth Centers (eHCs) located across Assam, Chandigarh, and Uttar ...
9/17/2020 ISONIAZID tablet [PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.] National Institutes of Health ... and rifampin for 16 weeks. Option 3 Three times weekly with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol or streptomycin for 6 months. All regimens given twice weekly or 3 times weekly should be administered by directly observed therapy [see also Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)]. The above treatment guidelines apply only when the disease is caused by organisms that are susceptible to the standard antituberculous agents. Because of the impact of resistance ...
9/1/2020 ISONIAZID tablet [American Health Packaging] National Institutes of Health ... and rifampin for 16 weeks. Option 3 Three times weekly with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol or streptomycin for 6 months. All regimens given twice weekly or 3 times weekly should be administered by directly observed therapy [see also Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) ]. The above treatment guidelines apply only when the disease is caused by organisms that are susceptible to the standard antituberculous agents. Because of the impact of resistance ...
8/27/2020 ISONIAZID tablet [PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.] National Institutes of Health ... and rifampin for 16 weeks. Option 3 Three times weekly with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol or streptomycin for 6 months. All regimens given twice weekly or 3 times weekly should be administered by directly observed therapy [see also Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)]. The above treatment guidelines apply only when the disease is caused by organisms that are susceptible to the standard antituberculous agents. Because of the impact of resistance ...
8/25/2020 TRECATOR (ethionamide) tablet, film coated [Wyeth Pharmaceuticals LLC, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.] National Institutes of Health ... the success of the anti-tuberculosis therapy and to prevent the emergence of drug-resistant organisms. Therefore, patients should adhere to the drug regimen for the full duration of treatment. It is recommended that directly observed therapy be practiced when patients are receiving anti-tuberculous medication. Additional consultation from experts in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis is recommended when patients develop drug-resistant organisms. Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reactions There ...
8/19/2020 Opinion: In the shadow of Covid-19, silent killers re-emerge MSN ... 27: A doctor examines the x-rays of a tuberculosis (TB) patient at a TB clinic Novmeber 27, 2002 in Brooklyn, New York. Healthcare workers around the country oversee patients in a program called Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) that ensures carriers of the tuberculosis bacteria take their medication. Tuberculosis is a contagious disease of the lungs that is spread through the air and kills around 2 million people annually, mainly ...
7/27/2020 Perceptions and Acceptability of Digital Interventions Among Tuberculosis Patients in Cambodia: Qualitative Study of Video-Based Directly Observed Therapy jmir.org ... late initiation (treatment delay), disruption (missed treatment), or early termination (treatment default). Nonadherence prolongs the period of infectivity, potentiates relapse, and contributes to the emergence of multidrug-resistant TB cases every year [ 2 ]. Conventional directly observed therapy (DOT; the standard TB care whereby patients are strictly monitored daily over the course of their treatment, either by a health care worker or by trained community or family members [ 3 ]) faces significant ...
7/6/2020 Five medical device startups to watch at INVEST Pitch Perfect. Register now and save. MedCity News companies and how healthcare innovation is contending with the coronavirus public health crisis. Meet the medical device startups who will take part in INVEST Pitch Perfect: Actuated Medical, Inc. is a commercial stage developer of innovative devices which integrate electronically controlled motion for clinical and preclinical markets aimed at improving outcomes, reducing user time and saving money. Its first product, the TubeClear system clears clogs from feeding tubes while the ...